Bond Street Blackjack

Bond Street Blackjack

Play the classic table game Bond Street Blackjack, where it's all about 21.

Extra features such as Bet Behind are available, which allows you to view which players are on a roll so you can follow their choices.

Don't forget the excellent side bet opportunities – Perfect Pairs and 21+3 – giving you more betting opportunities and additional ways to win.

Take a seat.


    Bond Street Blackjack Game Overview

    The chip sizes available in Bond Street Blackjack range from £1 to £500.


    How To Play

    The aim of Bond Street Blackjack is achieve a better score with the value of your cards than the dealer, without exceeding 21. 

    Blackjack is the ultimate winning hand, and you have this when the first two cards dealt equal 21 exactly. 


    Game Rules

    A maximum of seven spots are available at a Bond Street Blackjack table, plus the dealer who hosts the game.

    This game features eight standard 52-card decks.

    The card values are explained below:

    • Cards from 2 to 10 - worth their face value
    • Face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) - each worth 10 
    • Aces - worth 1 or 11, whichever improves your hand the most(N.B. a hand that contains an Ace counted as 11 is called a Soft Hand)

    When the betting time has expired, the dealer will deal each player one card, beginning on their left-hand side and then moving clockwise, with the cards face up.

    Every player will then be dealt a second face up card, until they get back to themselves, at which point their second card will be face down.

    Next to your cards, the value of your initial hand will be shown.


    Blackjack

    Blackjack is the most valuable hand in the game, and you achieve it when the first two cards you are dealt total precisely 21.


    Insurance

    This bet is only on offer if the dealer's up-card is an Ace, and it offsets the risk of the dealer having Blackjack, even if you have Blackjack yourself.

    If the dealer reveals Blackjack, any insurance bets pay out at a rate of 2:1; should Blackjack be revealed by the dealer and you haven't taken insurance, odds are paid out 3:2.

    The dealer will take a look at their down-card to see if they have Blackjack:

    - The round continues if they don't

    - If they do have Blackjack and you don't, the dealer wins

    - If you and the dealer both have Blackjack, it is determined a 'push' and your stake is returned

    You cannot buy insurance when the dealer's up-card is a 10 or face card.

    The cost of insurance is half your main bet.

    Insurance bets are settled separately.


    Double Down

    On any two initial cards, you have the opportunity to Double Down.

    This lets you double your bet, but if you decide to do this you will receive one more card only.

    You cannot Double Down if you have split your hand.


    Hit 

    If you elect to 'hit', you are dealt another card.

    You can 'hit' as many times as you like, providing the value of your hand doesn't exceed 21.


    Stand

    Stand informs the dealer that you're happy with your hand and don't want to 'hit' any more.


    Split

    It's possible to Split your cards into two separate hands if they have the same value. 

    Each hand is a separate bet; both with an identical value to your main bet.

    For each hand, you receive a second card, and unless you split an initial pair of Aces you can choose to 'hit' on each hand.

    If you split on two Aces, you can only receive one more card per hand.

    You only have the option to split once per hand.


    Outcome

    If the total value of your hand is greater than 21, you 'bust' and your bet loses.

    When all players have played their hand, the dealer's down-card is unveiled. 

    They must:

    - Hit - if the value of their cards is 16 or less

    - Stand - if they have a Soft 17 or higher 

    You will win if your final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer's, or if the dealer 'busts',. 

    Should your hand have the same value as the dealer, it is known as a 'push' and your bet will be returned. 

    Blackjack (Ace and 10) beats a hand of: 21 comprising at least three cards; 21 resulting from a split pair.


    Side Bets

    In this game, two side bets are on offer: Perfect Pairs and 21+3.

    You are able to combine side bets with your main bet, and you can win a side bet even if your Blackjack bet is unsuccessful.


    Perfect Pairs

    If your first two cards consist of any pair, i.e. two Queens, two Aces, two 3s etc, then you can win with this side bet. 

    Three types of pairs are available - each has a different payout (below).

    • Mixed Pair – different suits, e.g. a 10 of Hearts and a 10 of Clubs
    • Coloured Pair – different suits of the same colour, e.g. a two of Diamonds and a two of Hearts
    • Perfect Pair – same suit, e.g. two Aces of Spades


    Perfect Pairs Payouts:

    • Mixed Pair 6:1
    • Coloured Pair 12:1
    • Pefect Pair 25:1


    21+3

    This helps you win if your initial two cards, plus the dealer's up-card, form any of the winning combinations below.

    • Flush – any cards of the same suit, e.g. a two, six and 10 of Clubs
    • Straight – cards of different suits in numerical sequence, e.g. a two of Spades, three of Clubs and four of Hearts
    • Three of a Kind – cards are of same value but different suits, e.g. three Kings
    • Straight Flush – cards of the same suit are in numerical sequence, e.g. a 10, Jack and Queen of Diamonds
    • Suited Trips – an identical triplet, e.g. three Queen of Hearts

    Each winning combination features a different payout.


    21+3 Payouts

    • Flush 5:1
    • Straight 10:1
    • Three of a Kind 30:1
    • Straight Flush 40:1
    • Suited Trips 100:1

    Any malfunctions will cause the game round to be voided, in addition to all payouts for the round.


    Bet Behind

    With the Bet Behind feature, you can place a wager on another player's hand, meaning you'll share the outcome.

    Payouts for Bet Behind wagers are identical to ordinary bets.

    You can place a bet in any activated Bet Behind spot at another player's seat while betting is open. 

    Should you place a Bet Behind bet and the player at that seat decides not to participate in the round, you will instantly have your stake returned.

    At each seat, the nickname displayed identifies the player who will make all decisions for that hand.

    It is possible to place an Insurance bet when the dealer's up-card is an ace. 

    You can also choose to double your bet when the player you are betting behind opts to Double Down or Split, but you are unable to place a Bet Behind bet on your own hand.

    You can disable the feature to stop other players from betting behind you.


    Hot Player

    The 'Hot Players' icon can show you which players are on the greatest winning streak in the game.

    The number within the gold medal indicates the number of consecutive rounds that player has won, and this icon will disappear if the 'Hot Player' loses a round.


    Return to Player (RTP)

    The optimal theoretical payout percentage is:

    Blackjack – 99.28%.

    Perfect Pairs bet – 95.90%.

    21+3 bet – 96.30%.of wins.

    The expected return to player is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.

    For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £99.28 of wins.